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Mumbai, September 29: Mumbai Traffic Police has implemented a comprehensive traffic management plan to ensure a smooth flow of traffic during the conclusion of the Ganesh Utsav, especially during the much-awaited Ganesh Visarjan on September 28, the last day of the festival. Is.
To minimize possible disruptions, the Mumbai Traffic Police has introduced specific traffic restrictions and plans, specially designed for the Ganpati immersion processions. According to their official statement, the major traffic restrictions and changes are as follows:
In the central sector, especially on Dr Annie Besant Marg in Worli, southbound traffic will be restricted, converting the entire sector into a one-way route.
Similarly, on NM Joshi Marg, the stretch of traffic from Shingle Master Chowk towards Bharatmata Junction will be blocked before the arrival of Lalbagh Raja on BA Road, which runs northwards near Bharatmata Junction.
Due to visarjan procession of various Ganesh idol of prominent pandals in Lalbaugh and Kalachowki area & rush of devotees visiting them.
— Mumbai Traffic Police (@MTPHereToHelp) September 28, 2023
Vehicular traffic on Mahapalika Marg, under the jurisdiction of Azad Maidan Traffic Division, will remain suspended on Thursday. Instead, the traffic will be diverted from CSMT Junction to the Metro Junction via D.N Road and LT Marg.
In the Kalbadevi vicinity, eight routes will be inaccessible to vehicles and will be designated as ‘no parking’ zones. These routes include J.S.S. Road, Vitthalbhai Patel Road, Baba Saheb Jayakar Road, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, Cowasji Patel Tank Road, Sant Sena Marg, Nanubhai Desai Road and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Road. Traffic diversion will be mostly on Maharishi Karve Road, Maulana Azad Road, and Mohammad Ali Road.
The neighborhoods of Girgaon, Thakurdwar, VP Road, JSS Road, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, and routes leading to these areas are expected to experience significant traffic congestion on Thursday, hence unless there is an emergency, avoid these areas. Avoidance is advised.
In South Mumbai, under the Colaba traffic division, three major thoroughfares, Nathlal Parekh Marg, Captain Prakash Pethe Marg, and Rambhau Salgaonkar Marg, will be off-limits to traffic, except for emergency vehicles, and marked as ‘no parking’ zones. Will be done. Motorists are urged to obey the posted turn signs on these routes. On the days of Ganpati Visarjan, Cuffe Parade, and Badhwar Park areas are expected to experience significant traffic congestion. Therefore, unless it is necessary due to an emergency, it is advisable to avoid these routes.
Three routes under the jurisdiction of DB Road Traffic Division will remain completely closed for vehicular traffic. These routes include Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Marg (from Prarthana Samaj Junction to Vinoli Junction), Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, and Walkeshwar Road.
These measures have been taken to ensure the safety and convenience of the public during the vibrant Ganesh Visarjan Utsav while minimizing traffic congestion. Motorists and residents are encouraged to plan their routes accordingly and cooperate with the authorities to make this auspicious occasion memorable and smooth.